What is interventional radiology?
Interventional radiologists (IRs) use their expertise in reading X-rays, ultrasound and other medical images to guide small instruments such as catheters (tubes that measure just a few millimeters in diameter) through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat disease percutaneously (through the skin). These procedures are typically much less invasive and much less costly than traditional surgery
Who are interventional radiologists?
Interventional radiologists are medical doctors who have specialized in doing medical procedures that involve radiology. Radiologists use imaging equipment such as X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) to diagnose disease. IRs are board certified radiologists that are fellowship trained in percutaneous interventions using guided imaging. Their specialized training is certified by the America Board of Medical Specialties.
Premier Radiology at Borgess Medical Center has three board certified fellowship trained Interventional Radiologists who are assisted by dedicated Physician Extenders. In addition, Premier Radiology has established an Interventional Radiology Clinic to facilitate consultation and management of our patients in the outpatient setting. If you or someone under your care could benefit from the services we offer, please contact the Interventional Radiology Clinic at (269) 276-9196 or Premier Radiology at (269) 388-6350.
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